Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland president  Loretta Mester at the Kansas City Fed’s symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

One of the United States Federal Reserve’s rate-setters has described the case for a further increase in short-term interest rates as “compelling”, ar(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has signalled that it will hold off raising rates this month, as she described Friday’s weak jobs report as disappointing

Janet Yellen has signalled that the US Federal Reserve will hold off raising rates this month, as she described Friday’s weak jobs report as disappoin(...)

Recent comments from some Federal Reserve officials have signalled they were in favour of a rate increase in the coming months

The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates gradually despite weak jobs data, Cleveland Fed president Loretta Mester said over the weekend after t(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has spelt out a cautious approach to monetary policy. Photograph: Getty Images

The Federal Reserve signalled that its concerns about global economic and financial hazards have eased since its meeting in March, even as it continue(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. A pause in ECB policy may hand the Federal Reserve chair an opportunity to raise interest rates in coming months, by reducing the risk of a sharp rally in the dollar if the policies of the two central banks conspicuously diverged. (Photograph:  Ralph Orlowski/Reuters)

Mario Draghi has opened a door. Janet Yellen has to decide whether she wants to walk through. The European Central Bank president signaled last week(...)

The US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. She has stressed that the central bank should proceed cautiously as it considers when to next lift rates

Many Federal Reserve policymakers were warning of “appreciable” risks to the US economy from global developments as a deeply divided body of officials(...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen:   cautious assessment and emphasis on global risks marked a contrast to the more optimistic tone in December, when she hailed the Fed’s decision to raise rates. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Persistent global market turbulence could set back US growth and slow the pace of corporate hiring, the Federal Reserve chairwoman told Congress yest(...)

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has indicated that rate rises will be ‘gradual’. Photograph: Reuters

The US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again in the next three months, according to two-thirds of economists polled by Reuters, although man(...)

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen   addresses the Economic Club of Washington where she laid the ground for the first rise in official interest rates since 2006. Photograph: Reuters

An important measure of euro zone inflation edged down last month, further raising the prospect of more monetary easing by the European Central Bank w(...)

 Federal Reserve chairwoman  Janet Yellen testifies before the House finance committee  in Washington. PhotographGetty Images

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, said the US economy was performing well and that Fed rate-setters might consider raising rates at the(...)

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